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2ID95 Seminar on Information Systems. Databases and Hypermedia research group.


Important information

  • This seminar is organized by the expertise group on Databases and Hypermedia.
  • The main goal of the seminar is to help you better prepare for the graduation project. (Master programs: BIS, CSE, ES)
  • If you plan to take 2ID95 in Autumn 2012 please register to the course sending an e-mail to 2ID95.Teachers@gmail.com; you will be added to the course mailing list and get an access to a shared Dropbox folder where the course materials will be located.
    We need to have a good estimate of participants to organize the seminar in the best way; so please register asap.
  • If you take this seminar that means that you plan to do your project in one of the core expertise areas of the DH research group. You are strongly adviced to check the current possibilities for master projects with your prospective project advisors (the lists of projects are likely to be incomplete, do not hesitate to approach the faculty staff in person):
    • Prof. Paul De Bra (MF 7.100), ideas for thesis projects can be discussed in person.
    • dr. Toon Calders (MF 7.061), ideas for thesis projects can be requested by e-mail.
    • dr. George Fletcher (MF 7.063), ideas for thesis projects can be discussed in person or by e-mail.
    • dr. Mykola Pechenizkiy (MF 7.099), ideas for thesis projects can be discussed in person or by e-mail. Examples of thesis projects can be seen here.
  • In an ideal case you would know who your advisor and a kind of project will be already before this seminar starts.
    If you have got already a topic or an assignment description for your graduation project please let us know about this as well.
  • You may want to look at the graduation checklist and all the regulations for the Computer Science graduate program that are available in English and in Dutch.
  • This year 2ID95 will be given by Mykola Pechenizkiy (MF 7.099) and George Fletcher (MF 7.063). Please note that Toon Calders will be on sabbatical leave during the fall of 2012. However, he will be available at TU/e one day every second week.
  • Course information on OWInfo. The first introductory seminar will be on 5 November 2012 (Monday), 13:45 15:30 in Auditorium 10.

Course organization and overview

This seminar focuses on studying selected topics and the current state of the art in the areas of data mining, information retrieval, adaptive systems, and recommender systems as well as their various cross-roads. The topics may include (but are not limited to) different aspects of personalization and adaptation in IS, user modeling, privacy-preservation, domain knowledge integration, ontologies and semantic web, development of generic frameworks and approaches, handling streaming data, and developing specialized applications.
A detailed list of recommended titles and reading material will be made available during the course.
Please notice that this seminar series first of all is aimed to help master level students in preparation for their graduation projects. Therefore, a reasonable degree of freedom will be given in the selection of topics and assignments.
The students taking this seminar are expected:

  • to provide an overview (with a focus on research questions) of the important research papers in these areas,
  • to study common underlying techniques and research methods,
  • to find/identify potential research projects, and
  • to conduct experiments (or develop a framework; depends on a selected topic/assignment) and report the findings
  • to present and defend the obtained results.

Deliverables

Two reports:
  • Intermediate report on literature analysis and problem description report.
    Intermediate reports must be submitted to 2ID95.Teachers@gmail.com at least 24 hours before your midterm presentation session.
  • Final report that includes literature analysis, description of research question(s), proposed approach and obtained results. Depending on the type of the project you may need to enclose different appendixes including data, software, results and alike.
    Final reports must be submitted to 2ID95.Teachers@gmail.com at least 72 hours before your presentation session.

Each student (or a group of 2 students in case of many participants) will make correspondingly two presentations:

  • Intermediate presentation about the literature analysis and problem formulation (~15 mins), and
  • Final about the research question(s), chosen or proposed approach and obtained results (~25 mins).

Format and Participation

  • Introduction to selected areas, topics, problem formulation by the responsible lecturers, other staff members of DH group and guest lecturers.
  • Student presentations followed by discussions moderated by the responsible lecturer.

The following schedule is higly indicative. Both the order and the selection of topics may change depending on the requests from the participants and the availability of the speakers. The schedule will be revised and fixed shortly after the first meeting on 12 November 2012 (Monday), 13:30 - 15.30 in Auditorium 10.
However, all the milestones including the presentation dates and the deadlines have been fixed and will not be changed.

Tentative schedule

Date Topics
12 Nov 2012, Monday
AUD 10, 13:45 15:30
1st hour: Introduction to the seminar, organization and practicalities. (Mykola Pechenizkiy and George Fletcher)
We will give a brief overview of possible assignments within the group and externally with companies (examples of internal and external project for 2013 with Teezir, Adversitement, C-Content, Philips Research, Semmtech)

2nd hour: Personalized Outdoor Audio Tour Guide (Natasha Stash), slides and project description

13 Nov 2012, Tuesday
AUD 9,15:45-17:30
Challenges in RDF query processing (George Fletcher and Yongming Luo)
Some open problems in web data management (George Fletcher)

16 Nov 2012, Friday
Pav l10, 13:45 - 15:30
Context-aware predictive analytics (Mykola Pechenizkiy, Jeroen De Knijf or Julia Kiseleva)
Learning the effect of marketing actions/uplift modeling (Mykola Pechenizkiy)

19 Nov 2012, Monday
13:45 15:30
Advanced topics in Web Analytics (Guido Budziak)
Advances topics in Adaptive Hypermedia Systems (Paul De Bra); overview of projects assignments with UWV on job search, Philips research on Decision Support for Cancer Treatment, DH internal on GALE
20 Nov 2012, Tuesday
AUD 9, 15:45 17:30
MISS: Mining Social Structures from Genealogical Data (Toon Calders and Julia Efremova)
Compass: Complex Patterns in Streams (Toon Calders)

23 Nov 2012, Friday
Pav l10, 13:45 - 15:30

Multi-modal data analytics Stress@work: Linking sensor data with activity events and sentiment data (Mykola Pechenizkiy)
CoDaK: Co-evolving Document collections & Knowledge structures (Evgeny Knutov)
26 Nov 2012, Monday
AUD 10, 13:45 15:30
Midterm presentations on literature analysis and problem formulations
27 Nov 2012, Tuesday
AUD 9, 15:45 17:30
Midterm presentations on literature analysis and problem formulations
30 Nov 2012, Friday
Pav l10, 13:45 15:30
Midterm presentations on literature analysis and problem formulations
3 Dec 2012, Monday
AUD 10, 13:45 15:30

Summary on a variety of research methods. Academic and engineering aspects of the thesis work (Mykola Pechenizkiy and George Fletcher)
How to do a great project and write a good MSc thesis (Mykola Pechenizkiy and George Fletcher)
Question answering sessions (Mykola Pechenizkiy and George Fletcher)
11 Jan 2013, Friday
Pav l10, 13:45 15:30
Final presentations. (Studied topic and defending obtained results)
14 Jan 2013, Monday
AUD 10, 13:45 15:30
Final presentations. (Studied topic and defending obtained results)
15 Jan 2013, Tuesday
AUD 9, 15:45 17:30
Final presentations. (Studied topic and defending obtained results)

4 Feb 2013

All grades are sent to the administration

Last update: 9 November 2012.